James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Daniel Clark, 21 October 1803

From Daniel Clark

New Orleans 21 October 1803


I take the Liberty of forwarding to you the inclosed remarks which have been just given to me by Mr Jones of this City in answer to some Questions put to him on the subjects therein mentioned.1 He had no idea of their being sent forward or he would have been more particular, and I have not even time before the Post sets off to make a fair Copy of them. I have been induced to send them to shew you I am not singular in my idea of a military Force and an efficient Government being indispensably necessary to maintain Order here. As Mr Jones was my predecessor in Office you have I presume a knowledge of his talents and I have myself a great reliance on his Judgment & Experience. I have the Honor to remain very respectfully Sir Your most obedient Servt.

Daniel Clark

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